Bissell Named To Prestigious FHSAA Team For Success as Student-Athlete

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Photo courtesy of The Benjamin School website

Senior Gerald Bissell bowls during one of the Bucs’ matchups. Bissell served as captain of the bowling team this season.

Charlie Spungin, Copy Editor

Senior Gerald Bissell was one of 24 students named to the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA)’s Florida Dairy Farmers Academic All-State Team. 

The process, as explained by Assistant Athletic Director Mr. Dave Bailey, started in the Athletic Department. The Department nominated one male and one female student, both of whom must be seniors, who display excellence as a student-athlete. They must have a minimum 3.5 unweighted GPA and have two varsity letters from two different sports during their junior and senior years.

The sports that Bissell participated in were baseball and bowling, where he was the captain for both teams. 

“Once he was nominated, the FHSAA gets in contact with him, and he goes through the same process as anybody else for a scholarship or any postseason accolades,” Mr. Bailey explained.